written by John Overall | November 11th, 2012
Create a slick, clean login for your WordPress website
You have a membership site and want to get more users, but when people hit your website, they are faced with yet another place to create an account and remember yet another login. So you need an easy solution to customize your WordPress Login, to make it simple for your users to access your website.
As most people have discovered with WordPress, the login page leaves something to be desired – even more so if you have a membership site and allow people to create an account. It has limitations, and it is one more place people have to remember a password.
Well there are a couple of great things you can do to make that login look slick and match your website design while allowing users to create their account with any of their favourite social media accounts like Facebook or Twitter.
First, you will need these two great plugins: Social Login for WordPress and Custom Login Lite (links below). These two plugins make a marked improvement to your WordPress login and make life easy for your users. So much so, that more will register and come back since it is one less thing for them to remember.
Customize WordPress login with these plugins:
Start with social login, sharing and commenting with User Profile Data 3.1
Author: LoginRadius Team
Last Updated: 25 days ago
Requires WordPress Version: 2.5.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.4.2
Downloaded: 45,571 times
WordPress.org Plugin Page »
Plugin Homepage »
This plugin makes the process of logging in very easy. It allows your visitors to login with their favourites such as Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Linkedin and more. Not only does it log them into your site, but it also captures their email and other information, adds it to your database and creates them an account on your website. This is useful in case you run your own email campaigns. You still get the benefit of adding them to your list so you can continue to stay in contact with them and help keep them active on your website.
You do need to head on over to https://www.loginradius.com and setup your account to use this plugin, but you can add and manage multiple websites. They even make the process of getting setup as easy as possible with complete instructions on how to setup the plugin so it works well with your website.
Now, you will want to go from this login look…
…to this login look…
…or more simply.
To accomplish this you need the following plugin:
Custom Login 1.0.4
- Version: 1.0.4
- Author: Austin Passy
- Last Updated: 81 days ago
- Requires WordPress Version: 3.2 or higher
- Compatible up to: 3.4.2
- Downloaded: 128,195 times
- WordPress.org Plugin Page »
- Plugin Homepage »
This plugin allows you the ability to change that bland simple login provided by WordPress to something that matches your websites style. It allows for multiple settings such as background colours, custom graphics for the header and background and if you’re into CSS & HTML you can add your own customizations via both to make a truly unique login screen for your website.
With both of these plugins, your website unifies the whole user experience. It is easier to access and has a custom look that matches your brand.